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39° 6′ 52.74″ N, 121° 38′ 2.85″ W
39.11465, -121.634125
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The Yuba City Astronomical Observatory is a privately owned facility by the Doscher Family Trust and operated primarily by trustee Richard J. Doscher of Yuba City, California with the assistance of his adult daughter Shannon. It is located South of Yuba City, which is adjacent to the Sutter Buttes Mountain Range. The observatory has one 9 foot dome and permanent pier housing an 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. It was established on September 22, 2010, with first light on the same date. Primary work consists of planetary, deep sky, NEO studies, astrometry, photometry and astrophotography. IAU/MPC assignment number pending.

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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."  
Dr. Carl Sagan


Transit of Venus as viewed from the observatory
Annular Solar Eclipse as viewed
from the observatory

Equipment Listing:
CPC 1100 Schmidt Cassegrain - ExpolraDome - Dan's Pier Plate - Mitty Proline Wedge - 
Stellarvue F50M2 - 9 x 50 Deluxe Finder with Reticle Eyepiece - Telrad Finder - Howie Glatter SkyPointer IIIa Astronomical Laser - Baader Planetarium  2" Clicklock Adapter - Televue 90º 2" Everbrite Diagonal - 2" Ethos 17mm Eyepiece - 2"Pentax 40mm XW -  2x Televue Powermate - 1.25 Meade MA 12mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece - Used for Drift Alignment - QSI 583wsg CCD  w/off-Axis Lodestar Autoguider - Optec TCF-S Auto - Focuser w/ Temp. Correction -  31mm Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series - LRGB Gen 2 Filter Set -  KAF-8300 Chip - MaxIm DL Pro 5 - Optec NextGEN WideField 0.5X Telecompressor Lens  - Astrozap Dual Controller, Dew Sheld and Straps - Starizona Counterweight System - 2" OIII - LP & Variable Polarizing Filters - Lumicon SCT Seal - Frigidaire Mod# FAD301NUD30 Observatory Dehumidifier